AlixPartners Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
37 Reviews
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AlixPartners Chief Executive Officer Fred Crawford
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This firm is a great place to develop both market contacts and the technical and soft skills to serve them well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, plenty of development opportunities, and the people are better than you'll find in most organizations. Benefits are also great compared to many professional service firms.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to achieve work-life balance, and working project-to-project leaves the future chronically uncertain, both from a scheduling perspective and from an am-I-still-valuable perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the most accurate and updated information available to employees, as appropriate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are practical and get things done.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    It is a growing firm and they are investing in people.

    Cons

    It does not have the big name like the others but the people are as professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for some, bad for most"

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    1. Free Snacks
    2. Free Food
    3. Computer equipment
    4. Corporate Amex Platinum - with that comes great perks when traveling

    Cons

    1. No one team atmosphere, every practice operates differently.
    2. Annual review is a complete joke, you can have a stellar year but if you are not buddy buddy with an MD. Forget about the promotion
    3. Boy's club atmosphere
    4. Work/Life balance doesn't exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the values that Mr. Jay Alix believed in and make it a great company. Have a real formal process to review employee performance. Have an upward feedback program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turnaround & Restructuring Services

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AlixPartners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The firm has a great reputation in the industry. The client delivery people are very good. Good place to start your career in restructuring.

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement beyond the director level and there are a lot of director level employees. Interim management opportunities primarily go to managing directors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    High impact for clients, best consulting experience for consultants

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time

    Pros

    People
    Culture within the Enterprise Improvement group
    Results orientation
    Client focus
    Control own destiny
    Strategy through implementation work
    The organizations model focuses on deep functional and industry experience with much more experienced people

    Cons

    I have no issues compared to other consultants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior teams who minimize PowerPoint and maximize impact

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at AlixPartners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work experience. Small enough that it is easy to build an informal network. Bill actual hours so utilization is really high for those who are staffed.

    Cons

    Intense working experience, extremely high expectations, and lots of travel. Never in home office, in fact many consultants don't live anywhere near the office to which they are assigned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but overgrown.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Smart people. Interesting engagements with opportunities to work on high profile cases. Good benefits and sense of family. Results oriented.

    Cons

    Lack of direction within the firm. Lack of career guidance particularly at senior levels. Spotty communications.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Position to Permanent

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Very flexible with time off and personal matters.
    Excellent contract rates.
    Very independent work environment, little micro-managing.
    Great, respectful management.

    Cons

    Transition from contract to permanent position is brutal.
    Little to no feedback about what to expect regarding contract.
    Rate is drastically cut from contract to permanent position.
    Earned bonus program is poorly structured - you actually get paid less as you work more.
    Will bring you contract at a different title, then bump you down once you "convert" over to permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't string along contract employees after you put them through the stringent tests. If they meet all the psychological/IQ testing criteria, you should know that those type of employees do not want to have their careers strung along.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Generally good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Competitive salary, interesting projects, decent bonuses

    Cons

    Lost some of the friendly culture as the firm has grown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont go public

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    AlixPartners - A Great Place to Develop Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at AlixPartners

    Pros

    Work on high profile assignments with top notch clients in diverse industries. Have opportunities to expand skill set and network to further develop career.

    Cons

    Given the consulting environment, the job is highly unpredictable. There is an unspoken expectation that work life comes before personal life in most situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more communication regarding the compensation and promotion criteria. Most people are very happy with AlixPartners, but would like to have more insight about these critical issues.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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